What legal rights would intelligent extraterrestrials have?

Aug 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If humanity encountered intelligent extraterrestrial life, what legal rights would these aliens have?

Why Frozen makes no sense from a legal perspective

Aug 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yes, it’s a children’s movie, but that doesn’t necessarily excuse the legal nonsense in the plot.

Who has the strongest legal claim to the Iron Throne?

Jun 18, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you’re an attorney and watch Game of Thrones, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once, “Who has the strongest legal claim to the Iron Throne?”

How can the Fifty Shades contract be enforced?

Jul 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The previous post about the Fifty Shades of Grey contract concluded it is valid and legally enforceable. But which provisions are enforceable?

Is the Fifty Shades contract legally enforceable?

Jul 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” uses a contract as a literary device to define Grey’s expectations for an intimate relationship. But is that contract legally enforceable?

Do not open ’til April Fool’s Day

Mar 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Editor’s note: In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Westlaw Insider presents these short satire news stories. They are intended to be humorous and not to be taken as reports on reality in any sense.

The strange cases of St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

With all of the drinking involved with St. Patrick’s Day, there are bound to be some strange legal cases because of it. Alcohol only accounts for part of the weirdness, though.

Trick or treat or…conviction?

Oct 28, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Holidays typically find people engaged in “interesting” activities, and Halloween is no exception. Check out these criminal cases involving Halloween!

Illegal fireworks on the Fourth: Lessons learned from past cases

Jul 1, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Fourth of July sees fireworks celebrations across the country. But using illegal fireworks can have some serious legal consequences, as these cases show.

Legal April Fools' hijinks

Apr 1, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

April Fools’ Day has provided plenty of comedy over the years, including in the legal world.

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